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How do you estimate costing for enterprise software development?
This is a massive issue when you build custom software. 78% of software projects fail with a high percentage running over budget and time. That’s because estimating such huge jobs is very difficult for any human to do. It’s why we created our Knowledge Graph – we plugged in every job we’ve ever done, plus each feature we’ve ever created, and mapped how they all interact together. Our AI uses this to calculate accurate prices and approximate timelines before you even start a project. And it really works. 95% of our projects are delivered on time and we’ve an almost 0% failure rate.
How is enterprise software different?
It’s software designed to satisfy the needs of an enterprise rather than individual users. Also known as EAS (enterprise application software) it has to work on a much larger scale, solving problems for an entire organisation. An enterprise software solution needs to integrate seamlessly with all the other existing software the company already uses – otherwise, it’ll do more harm than good.
How is software size calculated?
The primary reason for calculating software size is for an accurate cost estimate to build custom software. The tricky part is that there is no standard measurement. A few options are: Lines of Code (LOC) which, as you might be able to guess, is where you count the lines of source code. You estimate this by comparing it with a similar application. Or you can count processes in a data flow diagram (DFD). Maybe more accurate but it’s a lot of extra work to calculate. In fact, there are many complex ways to calculate software size – most of them boil down to an educated guess. Instead, we break software down into its features (we worked out that around 500 features make up 80% of all apps – and we coded these already in a library). We’ve also mapped all the possible relationships between features. So when you add an extra one, we know all the other features it’ll interact with – to make your app more complex. This means when we calculate your price and estimated timeline; it isn’t a guess. And if you need to add extra functions, it isn’t a question of estimating how many lines of extra code it’ll need, we can see how long those changes will take and give you an accurate estimate – before you even decide to make the change!
What are some enterprise software examples?
Each one is an enterprise software solution that makes an organisation run more effectively: Business intelligence (data analysis, monitoring and smart reporting to improve business performance). CRM (customer relationship management, including email marketing systems). HR and recruitment or payroll software.Internal communication.Ecommerce and online payments.
What Is the enterprise application development process?
You probably already know the problem you need software to solve for your organisation. So your next step is a quick call to our team. They’ll spec out your enterprise software solution and you’ll come away from that initial call with a prototype you can click through and amend. You’ll also get a competitive timeline and a fixed price. Gartner in their 2021 Magic Quadrant for multiexperience development platforms, named us as a “Visionary” because what happens next is different from other developers. We use pre-coded features that stack together, but you’ve complete freedom to customise them in any way that suits your organization. So it’s faster but without constraints. Even better, there’s no pressure on your internal teams because everything’s project-managed for you.
How long does it take to develop enterprise software?
Obviously this depends on what you’re building. The more complicated your app, the longer it will take. Enterprise software is often more complex, with intricate integrations, multiple user roles and niche functions. The reason SaaS doesn’t work so well as enterprises expand is one size doesn’t fit all. Once an organisation grows to a certain size it becomes necessary to build custom software or end up paying for a huge amount of SaaS features you’re not actually using. Instead, we build custom software that’s completely tailored to your company’s needs and fully scalable. And you get it 6x faster than with traditional developers.
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